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The 1-Parent Family and Kids’ Health Risks

The 1-Parent Family and Kids’ Health Risks

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s been known for some time that when one parent is absent because of death, divorce or separation, kids are at higher risk for drinking alcohol and smoking than their counterparts in a two-parent household. A study done in the […]

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Health Tip: Responsibilities of Non-Vaccination

Health Tip: Responsibilities of Non-Vaccination

(HealthDay News) — Vaccination during childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to life-threatening diseases. Latest Healthy Kids News If you choose to delay or reject vaccines for your children, there are important responsibilities you must assume to protect others, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The […]

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Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You thought Zika was scary? Well, get this: Global warming places up to 1 billion people worldwide at risk of exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes over the next 50 years, new research indicates. The two most common disease-transmitting mosquitoes — Aedes […]

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New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in U.S.

New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in U.S.

The drug artesunate — the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria — will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a new guidance to health care providers. Latest Infectious Disease News It marks a change in U.S. treatment protocol that […]

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Shift Work Is Tough on Workers’ Hearts, Study Shows

Shift Work Is Tough on Workers’ Hearts, Study Shows

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans work in shifts, and new research suggests it’s doing no favors for their cardiovascular health. The Chinese study of more than 320,000 people found that shift workers are at heightened risk for heart disease, and the more years they work shifts, the […]

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Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living Donor

Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living Donor

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed the world’s first kidney transplant in which both the living donor and the recipient are HIV-positive. The success of the operation could potentially make organs more widely available to patients infected with the AIDS virus. A […]

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Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Be Big Medical Advance

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Be Big Medical Advance

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Blood vessels created in the lab can successfully turn into “living tissue” in patients on dialysis for advanced kidney disease, a new study suggests. The results come from just 13 patients in an early-phase trial. But researchers said they are a […]

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Type 1 Diabetics Often Unaware of Low Blood Sugar Episodes

Type 1 Diabetics Often Unaware of Low Blood Sugar Episodes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you have type 1 diabetes, keeping track of your blood sugar levels can be challenging. But new research suggests that seniors might really have trouble avoiding low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. In fact, many patients over age 60 may experience […]